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A Toxic Spill On The Farmington River Brings Attention To PFAS Chemicals

Jul 11, 2019

An accident at Bradley International Airport caused tens of thousands of gallons of firefighting foam to leak into the Farmington River in June. That foam contains PFAS, a group of chemicals linked to serious health risks. 

This hour, we take a look at how this accident happened, and what threats it poses to our health and environment. Here in Connecticut, some lawmakers are just learning about the risks of these “forever chemicals”.

We also hear from New Hampshire, where activists have been pushing for action on PFAS water contamination for years. 

Do you enjoy spending time on the Farmington River? Are you worried about the impact of these chemicals on your health?

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.